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UK investment in solar will safeguard against the rising cost of power

January 8, 2013

The cost of electricity has been rising throughout the UK, driving many to look into ways to cut power bills. In addition to investing in energy efficiency measures, an increasing number of homes and businesses are also opting to install solar PV systems to reduce their costs. Energy market analysts GlobalData are now saying that those who [...]

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Solar Panel Comparison: New ’3 Best Solar Quotes’ System

December 5, 2012

Comparing solar panel quotes can be tricky business. Solar Selections should know; we have been providing domestic customers in the UK with impartial, expert advice on their solar power projects for over two years. The way in which you receive your quotes though has recently changed, with a new, fast and direct to installer method [...]

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Solar Power Feed-in Tariff Rates to Maintain into February 2013

November 19, 2012
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Solar power installation rates in the UK from August to October has been lower than the minimum amount required to lower the solar feed-in tariffs, industry sources have claimed. Ultimately, this means that it is likely the feed-in tariffs will remain at their current levels when the next automatic review occurs on the 1st of [...]

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Securing the 22GWp target with more than solar panel price leaps

November 8, 2012
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Following on from our analysis of the 22GWp target that Greg Barker, Minister for Energy and Climate Change, recently reestablished; this article examines whether another leap in solar panel prices is possible. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments [...]

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DECC Reaffirms 22GWp Solar Power Target by 2020

November 8, 2012
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The Department of Energy and Climate Change’s Minister Greg Barker has reaffirmed the ambitious targets of over 20GWp of solar panels to be installed in the UK by 2020. After a year that has seen this target introduced, several large solar feed-in tariff reductions and now reestablished, the news is welcomed cautiously by the industry. [...]

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Solar Panels – Commercial Finance

November 2, 2012
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Solar panels have become a more economically feasible procurement in commercial onsite energy generation thanks to a clever new finance model. In the past many organisations struggled to justify solar panels as a commercially viable building upgrade due to payback expectations and upfront costs. Solar Selections and their specialised renewable finance partners have overcome this and can now offer applicable [...]

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Solar Radiation in the UK: Do Solar Panels really work in Scotland?

October 30, 2012

A common question among those considering the purchase of solar panels in the UK is the weather. Do the sunlight hour differences from Cornwall to Scotland make significant enough of a difference to their effectiveness? The answer may surprise those who are interested.. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin [...]

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Ikea self-imposes ambitious renewable energy target: 100% by 2020

October 26, 2012
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Swedish furniture giant Ikea plans to set the standard for multinational corporations by sourcing all of the power that it uses in its operations from renewable energy  by the year 2020, according to its “People & Planet Positive” sustainability strategy. In recognising that making this swift and decisive move to clean energy will not only [...]

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Solar Power Campaign to Raise Positive Awareness

October 16, 2012

A new social media campaign by the name of ‘Please Your Plug’ aims to highlight the benefits of solar power on a national scale. Following on from a tumultous year of feed in tariff reductions and ROC review announcements, the news comes as a welcome change and aims to bring together information for householders and [...]

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Solar power and air conditioning: A mutually beneficial relationship

September 19, 2012
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A US startup recently announced the launch of a solar-powered air conditioner onto the US market. Units come replete with direct current (DC) electrical inputs and a battery that can run for up to an hour without the sun. As air conditioners are a major money-sink for homes and businesses across the world (including the UK), [...]

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Solar Power Feed-in Tariff Rates for November 2012 Announced

August 28, 2012

Ofgem have announced the solar power installation rates for May, June and July 2012 and consequently the new feed-in tariff rates for November 2012. UK solar industry’s tariff digression system works by analysing the solar panel installation numbers in terms of installed capacity, then either reducing, maintaining or in extreme cases increasing the feed-in tariff’s [...]

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UK Consumers Survey Finds Solar Panels Reduce Cost of Living

August 24, 2012

Consumer Opinion Panel research outfit uSwitch.com have published results from a survey they conducted with homeowners that have installed solar panels in the UK. The survey was focused on whether people had installed solar panels, why they had done so and if their cost of living and energy bills had been affected. Some of the [...]

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Commercial Solar Power Funding: Establishing Viability

June 28, 2012

Late 2011 and the first half of 2012 has seen global investment in renewable energy reach new, unprecedented heights. Solar power has now surpassed wind power as the most popular renewable technology for investment and here in the UK our solar market emerged onto the international photovoltaic (PV) scene thanks to the tried and tested [...]

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Solar Selections Sponsor the GovToday ‘Natural Environment Conference’

June 15, 2012

As the depth of knowledge and debate growths regarding the importance of the natural environment in the UK, conferences and forums for discussion becoming increasingly important events. Whenever government, public and private sectors unite to review the development and progress of society in particular ways positive exchanges of information and perspective can help outline the right [...]

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Now or Never? When to install Solar Power in 2012

April 27, 2012

What can be said without hesitation is that solar power in the UK has been through a tumultuous time over the last 12 months . Rapid growth offset with grinding lows; from free solar to 20% returns on investment and megawatt installations to a solar powered bin – it’s had everything. Placing this aside what [...]

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Solar Panels and Electric Cars; Solar Power to Horse Power

April 27, 2012

Clearly the global solar panel industry has grown at a rapid rate over the last few years with Germany leading the way. However, the next step of this rapidly evolving market is how to manage the surplus power that our solar panels are generating. It seems logical and sensible to consider that Electric Cars are [...]

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Overcoming the Rent-A-Roof Mortgage Situation

April 24, 2012

As mortgage complications have become apparent with the ‘free solar’ scheme; one of the most common methods for installing solar panels on residential properties has been lost. With April’s installation figures showing a considerable decline in overall solar installations, the market is clearly struggling to adapt following the recent March Feed-in Tariff (FiT) cut-off. However [...]

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Solar Energy to be Cost Competitive with Coal and Nuclear by 2020

April 19, 2012

According to a recent report, Solar Energy is set to establish equivalent costs with brown energy sources by 2020. Poised to deepen the market share in clean energy sectors worldwide, solar power’s respective component cost and energy efficiency aspects will drive it towards this milestone sooner than world markets had expected. Bookmark on Delicious Digg [...]

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Solar Quotes in the UK

March 19, 2012
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When it comes to comparing Solar Power Quotes, few out there know as much about the matter as Solar Selections. For years we’ve been analysing the subtle and obvious differences that exist and this helpful article will reveal what to look out for when considering your Product and Price Comparison among other quotes. Bookmark on [...]

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Find the best solar PV installation deals in the UK

March 16, 2012
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With the level of population in the UK, there is substantial potential for the UK to become a world leader in Solar PV. The UK is a great place to install a solar PV system, the 21p tariff offers returns of greater than 15%. The fact that the cost of installing a solar panel system has never been so low, [...]

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